[Xorg] [PATCH] fix configure.ac and Makefile.am to allow x86emu

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Jul 14 08:13:40 PDT 2004

On Mer, 2004-07-14 at 16:37, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> Hm, it seems like x86emu should work on any platform, but I'm not familiar 
> enough with its internals to say whether you need more defines for x86.  
> Unconditionally enabling it would give us more exposure on the emulator and 
> remove some special cases, so that's probably worth considering (assuming we 
> can fix the problem you're seeing).  Otherwise, we'll probably want an 
> autodetection function that uses vm86 on x86 and x86-64, but uses the 
> emulator for every other platform.

In the longer term it might also be worth switching to a better
emulator. The Qemu core is much much faster and also more accurate in
its emulation functions - eg it can run the C&T 655xx BIOS while x86emu
fails to do this. The core is LGPL however so I'm not sure how well that
fits Xorg policy.

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